At Carleton Park Junior and Infant School we feel that the curriculum is an important and inventive part of teaching children valuable skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for their future lives. The quality of education given to the children is at the heart of our curriculum ensuring they receive broad and in depth knowledge across curriculum subjects. Our aim is to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum which is exciting, in depth, practical, creative and innovative. In order to achieve this we:
- Adopt the National Curriculum programmes of study for each curriculum subject.
- Have clear curriculum cycles to structure children’s learning and to ensure they develop their skills, knowledge and understanding across all subjects.
- Provide rich experiences to enhance children’s learning through trips, workshops and inspiring in-school activities.
- Deliver assemblies which focus upon promoting British values and children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
- Use long-term planning for each year group which ensures children are developing their skills, knowledge and understanding across all curriculum subjects.
- Use medium-term planning to ensure coverage of different curriculum subjects and involve children in this process to ensure they have an understanding of the skills, knowledge and understanding they are developing.
- Drive planning through children’s questions and previous knowledge and understanding.
- Hold inspire events to ensure that children are engaged and hooked into their new topic.
- Design high quality displays which:
- showcase children’s work
- promote the topic/subject being taught
- reinforce key vocabulary
- Monitor the curriculum through learning walks, book monitoring and pupil voice.
- Hold celebration events to allow our children to share their learning with their parents and proudly demonstrate the skills, knowledge and understanding they have developed.
- Hold themed days and weeks to enrich children’s learning and promote curriculum subjects.
- Offer a variety of after-school clubs to allow children to pursue their interests and further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in different areas.
It is important that the children are challenged and take part in a range of activities when exploring the curriculum. The children are always encouraged to be the best that they can be through their resilience to tasks and high expectations.